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How to be cool: life lessons for electric motors

Improving the efficiency of electrical conversion and new methods of thermal management may mean that in future motors run far cooler than they do today

Small and ready to conquer the world

Stefan Roschi details the flat motors that are powering an innovative new robot arm

Energy efficient robots

Jonathan Wilkins discusses how three technologies can improve the energy efficiency of industrial robots


Reversible air motors

P1V-A Series of air motors features cast iron motor housings and sealed components to enable operation in damp, dirty environments

Gearing up for take off

Graham Mackrell looks at the vital role low temperature gears play in the safe flights of aircraft. He highlights the key things that aerospace engineers and manufacturers must consider when selecting components

Common causes of electric motor failure

Motor failure can cause downtime, an inconvenience for all manufacturers. Martin McGuffie explains three common causes of electric motor failure: weakened insulation, contamination and lack of maintenance

Overcoming the challenges of the packaging industry

Graham Mackrell looks at the cost and efficiency benefits of selecting the right servo actuators for packaging machines

The brake chopper size conundrum

John Mitchell looks at the dangers of manufacturers taking their insulated-gate bipolar transistor for granted

Ushering in a new age of robotics

Precision gearing specialist Harmonic Drive UK has launched its new CSF-2UP range of gearboxes for medical, robotics and measuring applications

Two-stage helical bevel gearboxes with output torques up to 50Nm

The NORD helical bevel gearbox series ensures highly efficient speed adjustment in various applications

Servo motor with integral Ethernet interface can connect directly with CNCs

DRIVE-CLiQ is a special Ethernet-based interface for the Sinumerik control produced by Siemens

New addition to motor range

Hygienic motor line updated with new feedback and connector options

DC motors: setting new standards

New solutions enable advances in brushless DC motors for complex motion tasks

A suitable solution ... brushless motors

Stefan Roschi presents a protective suit that relies on brushless motors

New range of gearmotors introduced

Range includes parallel shaft helical gearboxes, foot and flange mounted inline helical gearboxes, bevel helical gearboxes and special gearboxes for hoisting applications

New series of compact variable speed drives for low-power motors

The CFW300 features an integrated micro PLC and a user-friendly control panel with LCD display

Three-phase-bridge power modules

45A to 100A devices feature low-profile MTP PressFit Package for welding Machines, UPS, and motor drives

Single cable, multi-axis servo systems gets more power

Performance of the Kollmorgen AKD-N multi-axis servo drive control system has been doubled to 12A

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